Nation’s Dilemma: Prof. Obiora Okonkwo Urges Change

Nation's Dilemma: Prof. Obiora Okonkwo Urges Change

In a recent interview, Professor Obiora Okonkwo, an Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR) and a prominent figure in academia and business, shared his candid views on governance and economic policies in Nigeria. As a professor of business studies at the University of Abuja Business School and a visiting professor at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Business School in Awka, Anambra State, Prof. Okonkwo’s insights carry weight in educational and entrepreneurial circles.

Addressing the current administration led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Prof. Okonkwo emphasized the need for effective governance transcending political biases. He expressed concerns over what he perceives as a period marked by confusion and inconsistency in policy formulation and implementation.


Describing Nigeria’s economic condition as critical, Prof. Okonkwo likened the nation to a patient in intensive care, urging urgent interventions to address deep-rooted challenges. He criticized the government’s handling of economic policies, citing inconsistencies and a need for more strategic appointments to drive sustainable growth.

In particular, Prof. Okonkwo scrutinized the Central Bank of Nigeria’s monetary policies, questioning their effectiveness in addressing economic instability. He highlighted the disconnect between theoretical policies and practical outcomes, calling for measures that resonate with the masses and promote genuine economic development.


The interview also delved into the aviation sector’s woes, with Prof. Okonkwo shedding light on the industry’s heavy reliance on forex and the adverse effects of currency fluctuations on operations. He stressed the need for urgent interventions to stabilize the sector and drive economic growth.

Regarding regional integration and equitable representation, Prof. Okonkwo advocated for fair governance practices, prioritizing inclusivity and transparency. He lamented the marginalization of the Igbo people in political appointments and called for concerted efforts to empower genuine leaders who prioritize the region’s collective interests.

In conclusion, Prof. Obiora Okonkwo emerges as a voice of reason amid Nigeria’s socio-economic challenges, offering pragmatic solutions rooted in expertise and experience. His insights serve as a clarion call for proactive governance and inclusive policies that pave the way for a brighter future for all Nigerians.


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